Two new bunnies have arrived this past week from other angora rabbit breeders. I find it healthy to keep improving my breeding program with new genetics.
Grijsje (Dutch! a color name for grey/charcoal I am told) who's pronunciation is "greet-cha" as far as I can tell, arrived from Charlene Schultz. Two years ago, Charlene sent the beloved and now lost Zwart, and Grijsje is related to him. His job description includes becoming a stud muffin for 6 does, should his stay here prove fruitful. He is a character and I can tell Charlene has loved him alot. His fiber is incredible for his age (13 weeks!)
And from The Spinning Bunny came this feisty little thing:
Lucinda traveled with Alice from Wonderland Dyeworks and spent a few days with Shelia and Jen from Spirit Trail Fiberworks on her route to me. When she arrived I was totally amazed at her luscious black color and her deep, dense fur. From traditional German Angora lines, this sweet thing is simply perfect. She spends her days tossing her food bowl, which Shelia and Jen informed me is what she did with them.
Both bunnies will be in quarantine for 6 weeks as they settle down from the move and become accustomed to the new germs here. This is a precaution for them as much as for my herd, and allows everyone to live a calm lifestyle for a while before joining ranks. And it's fun for me to spend time with them alone after I have fed and watered the rest of the herd.